Life After... Art and Design: A Practical guide to Life by Sally Longson

By Sally Longson

Millions of scholars graduate from college every year. The fortunate few have the remainder of their lives mapped out in excellent element - yet for many issues aren't approximately so uncomplicated. Armed along with your genuinely-earned measure the probabilities and profession paths mendacity prior to you're unlimited, and the variety of offerings you all at once need to make can look bewildering. existence After an paintings & layout measure has been written particularly to aid scholars presently learning, or who've lately graduated, make expert offerings approximately their destiny. will probably be resource of beneficial suggestion and knowledge to graduates of inventive topics (whether you want to without delay use your measure or not), masking such issues as: making a choice on a occupation direction that pursuits you – from advertisements to inside layout searching out a chance that fits your abilities and aspirations Staying prompted and pursuing your ambitions Networking and self-promotion Making the transition from pupil to employee The lifestyles After college sequence of books are greater than uncomplicated ‘career guides’. they're certain in taking a holistic method of profession recommendation – recognising the expanding view that, even supposing a profitable operating lifestyles is extremely important, different components should be simply as necessary to happiness and fulfilment. they're the quintessential handbooks for college students contemplating their destiny course.

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Questions to ask include: Š What do I want to happen next? Š Where do I see my career going in the next five years? Š How do I see myself doing this: with my current employer, with another employer or starting my own business? Š What do I need to do now to make this happen? Š How has my new degree status changed my CV and what I have to offer? Re-write your CV for your next perfect role, or write a job description for the role you really crave. What is missing from where you are now and where you want to be?

Ensure there are no other options open to you with your current company. Talk to your line-manager and HR department about the studies you’ve been doing and find out how the Working out the ‘how to’ 45 company can best use them. If you don’t use them, you’ll waste them. Outside of the office, ask yourself if your current employer can help you meet your career aspirations. Your goals may have changed since you started the course; you may want to change career or go it alone, or start afresh with another company.

You can access information and decision makers. You can tap into those in the know who are most likely to know the answer you need – it’s a bit like the ‘phone a friend’ lifeline on the UK television programme Who Wants to be a Millionaire? The contestants choose the friend who is mostly likely to know the answer to the question they are faced with, and it’s the same here. You need to reach those beyond those you know and extend a line and call for information and help to those you don’t. 52 Connecting with your network This is the same in life.

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